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Citation: Iceton, Glen. "Buying Local: Changes in Athapaskan Material
Culture and the Commodification of Wildlife in Northern Yukon, 1860-1910"
Winnipeg, MB. 17 September 2010.
Bio: Glenn Iceton, University of Calgary
Abstract: In the summer of 1907, a Gwich’in man wrote to an Anglican
Missionary that over the summer he had killed seventeen sheep and therefore had
made a lot of money. It was an attitude to wildlife that was in stark contrast
to a pre-existing pattern of consumption of animals, where animals would have
been used for subsistence. In this paper, Iceton investigates how the
establishment of better transportation routes and technology in interior Yukon
led to the emergence of these attitudes.